Alleged Frisco historic park arsonist offered settlement |

Alleged Frisco historic park arsonist offered settlement

Janice Kurbjun
Summit Daily News
Tony Bana

Tony Bana, the alleged Frisco Historic Park burglar and arsonist, will have two weeks to consider a deal to settle the charges through financial restitution.

At his felony hearing Monday, he was granted additional time to review the offer and will return to court at 1 p.m. Oct. 17.

Deputy district attorney Kristine Word said Bana can accept the settlement, contest the values or enter a plea at the next court date.

She said structural damage is valued at roughly $58,000 and property damage, including missing property, totals $11,000 to $18,000.

Bana is accused of starting a fire in the 120-year-old Ruth House of Frisco Historic Park the morning of June 19. After rapid response from firefighters, the frame of the house is intact and nearby historic structures were unaffected. Damage was confined to the interior and roof of the building. Subsequent investigation reveled valuable artifacts inside the scorched building had been stolen, and authorities began to suspect arson.

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